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About Us

The Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center (FOE DRC) at the University of Iowa (UI) is uniquely poised to become a premier research institute that is focused on advancing knowledge of the pathophysiology of diabetes and its complications through cutting edge research. This ambitious vision has several goals:

First, we will build on the solid foundation already laid by Dr. Daryl Granner, Founding Director Emeritus and the vision of Dr. John Stokes, to strengthen, support and expand the diabetes research infrastructure at the University of Iowa.

Second, we will continue to actively recruit and support the brightest and most creative diabetes researchers in the country, to achieve our goal of being on the forefront of innovative diabetes research and to push the boundaries of what is already known.

Third, we will leverage the world-class research space in the Pappajohn Biomedical Research Building, where the Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center will be housed to realize paradigm-shifting discoveries that we are confident will significantly impact diabetes care.

Fourth, We will play a pivotal role in institutional efforts to drive translational initiatives that will impact diabetes care and increase public awareness of the importance of the current diabetes epidemic.

E. Dale Abel, MD, PhD
John B. Stokes III Chair in Diabetes Research
Director, Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center
The University of Iowa